Trim Trees Now to Prevent Storm Damage

One of the main sources of storm damage to property is trees. It is not just toppling trees that can cause significant damage; dead branches landing on vehicles, patio furniture, roofs, siding and people can also rack up large damage bills. Even though homeowner’s insurance will usually pay for storm damage caused by trees, there is still a deductible to pay and a possible hike in insurance premiums to consider, as well as possible injuries to your family. Trimming trees now could prevent storm damage that could be costly to you in the future.

It is common for trees to have branches that die, even if the rest of the tree is healthy. A branch that was damaged in a previous storm or has been affected by insects or disease can die and become a hazard. When high winds set in or a heavy rain, hail or snow storms hit, these dead branches are the first to come down. Not only do they make a mess of your yard, they can do serious harm and injury when they fall.

Hire a Landscaper for Tree Trimming

The best way to avoid branch damage during severe storms is to proactively remove dead branches. However, this can be dangerous to do on your own. Some landscaping companies offer tree trimming as one of their services, which is a safer and more convenient option. They have the equipment and expertise to remove any dead or dangerous limbs from your trees and can also haul them away for you. Your trees will look neater and be healthier once these old hanging branches are removed and you can reduce your risk of serious storm damage or injuries caused by hazardous limbs.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040
770-884-7277

Fall Clean Up for Your Yard

Spring may be time for deep cleaning the home and even your outdoor areas, but fall is another opportunity to spruce your property. After summer is gone and the vegetation changes seasons, it is important to perform a final clean up in your yard before winter. Here is a checklist to complete on your outdoor areas to ensure it is ready for the cooler months ahead.

Trim and Prune

Many shrubs, bushes and other perineal plants or trees need trimming to stay healthy and prevent overgrowth. Rose bushes and other shrubs need can be trimmed and pruned one last time before winter. This is a good time to remove any dead branches and limbs from trees and shrubs to reduce the mess and damage when winter storms roll in.

Rake and Remove Debris

Once the leaves have all fallen, raking away all your dead leaves, berries and other debris is important to keep your lawn healthy. If you have a compost area, this debris will help make fodder for fertilizer for spring. Otherwise you will need to haul away your debris to a local compost area or dump.

Mulch and Protect

Once the yard is cleaned up, you want to protect your plants and features. Perform winterizing on water features, irrigation and pools as needed. You will also want to add mulch around trees, bushes and shrubs to protect their roots during the winter months ahead.

Fall cleanup can be quite the chore. If you want to make it easier on yourself, contact a local landscaper for fall cleanup service. They can perform the needed maintenance and haul away your leaves and other debris, leaving your yard neat and ready for the winter ahead.

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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

3 Tips to Identify Tree Hazards

Falling trees are one of the most common causes of property damage from storms or weather. Millions of dollars of damage to vehicles, homes and garages from falling trees are reported every year to insurance companies. While your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover damage caused by a falling tree, you still have a deductible to pay and your premiums could skyrocket. Plus, falling trees and limbs can pose a risk for injury to your family. The best option is to remove tree hazards before they come crashing down. Here are three tips to identify tree hazards on your property.

  1. Leaning trees. If the root base is not stable, trees can lean, alerting you to a problem. These trees are more likely to be susceptible to falling during a heavy wind storm, lacking the strong anchor to keep them upright.
  2. Dead branches. Not only can dead branches be a sign that the tree is unhealthy or weak, but those branches can be a hazard by themselves. A large limb can puncture a roof, crush the hood of a car, or pierce a window during a violent storm.
  3. Trees lacking needles, leaves or bark, or with fungus growing on their trunk or roots, can be diseased. If a heavy storm hits, these trees may not have the fortitude to withstand the winds, rain or ice, making them an extreme hazard.

Recognizing the signs of tree hazards can give you the opportunity to have these trees or limbs removed before a storm hits. Talk to your local landscaper that offers tree trimming and falling to remove any tree hazards to keep your property and family safe.

Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040
770-884-7277